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If you have a florist in your town, their single flowers usually are shipped with netting over them. Even the florist shops at the grocery stores have them. I've asked them to save them for me so I haven't had to purchase any for years. The nettings are fairly long so for your embroidery threads, you can cut them in half.
Suz in Iowa
If you use one of the gadjets made to hold a cone of thread, that pulls the threas upward and through a loop, then into your machine, it will solve any problems of the thread not feeding properly.
Piecing, then quilting, with the North Wind blowing,
The days go by quickly when I am sewing.
I am glad my tip has given lots of giggles.
I did have some explaining when a friend came over when my machines was set up and I was using the condom threat net.
I do appreciate all the tips on other things to use. No more condoms in this house. But there is a florist a block from where I work, so I will ask about flower nets.
Proud Parent of two Dwight Canada Students
Dear Tothill, you have given alot of us a good laugh, I have tears running down my face from reading all the comments. Thank you and I will be laughing for days when I think of it. Makes me think of the joke about the old lady. Her minister came to call and when she went for coffee, he saw a bowl of oil with a condom in foil floating in it. He asked what she had that sitting on her panio for and she said she found it in the park. It said to use to preven disease and lubricate it. So she put it in a bowl and it had floated there all winter and she hadn't been sick once.
Originally Posted by GailG - Actually this dunce here always thought that the mesh covers were used to STORE the thread to keep it from causing loose thread webs all over the place.
Nami to 6
Walmart's in NY have cut mums with flower nets on and are only $5 - you would get several and also get to enjoy the flowers too!
Condoms!?!?!?!? Maybe that explains all the condom 'failures' ... lol
I am so glad I clicked on this thread - it has certainly been entertaining.